Skip to comments.NRA goes up with its own "closing argument"
Posted on 10/28/2008 10:48:12 AM PDT by neverdem
The NRA is going up in 10 battleground states with an featuring a tough-talking Chuck Norris touting the Second Amendment and warning against those unnamed politicians who have not supported gun rights.
"Hes an American badass," said Chris Cox, the NRA's chief lobbyist, of Norris.
Cox wouldn't say how much they were spending on the ad, but that it would be on broadcast and cable, cycled into a seven-figure buy they have up now.
They'll air the spot in Colorado, Nevada, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The NRA has spent millions going after Barack Obama but even though the Norris ad is airing in some of the most hotly-contested presidential states this ad doesn't single out the Democratic nominee.
"This ad is showing that this issue is important in races all over country from state legislature all the way up to the presidential," said Cox, explaining the broad theme.
The spot is pure Norris camp, reminiscent of his popular primary ad for Mike Huckabee.
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Why aren’t they “naming names” and listing Zero’s voting record?
Not to worry. Anyone who is smart enough to find their polling place knows which politician Chuck is talking about. This combined with other ads which name names, will be very effective.
Guns wear Chuck Norris for protection.
I believe they have to stay issue-oriented and are NOT allowed to campaign for or against specific candidates.
Zero has taught me not to underestimate the abject stupidity of the people.
Hope you’re right.
Wish I’d seen the other ads but where I live, everybody watches TV with a rifle on their lap so I reckon they didn’t bother running any.
dumb ad IMO... hopefully they don’t waste too much money on this one... the ad with the kids at home and Obama voting record is much more effective
Why arent they naming names and listing Zeros voting record?
To call this ad underwhelming would be an overstatement.
Have already seen it once this morning. Oh how I wih they would’ve named names.
Guns. I got em. I know how to use them. My father taught me to shoot. My uncle Sam taught me to use many different types, how to defend and how to go on the offense with various weapons. Note to Dimocrats: you want them, you will have to come TAKE them. Per my president Heston: FROM MY COLD DEAD HAND!
Brilliant use of the English language....:)
Not a good ad... Does not even name Obama.
I watched the ad and it is a waste. Why create a general ad when you have opponents willing to lie outright about their positions?
Meanwhile the NRA has endorsed the democrat congressman in my district even though the Republican challenger has a strong anti gun control stance.
I agree, what a waste of time and money. It’s like SNL satire.
Midwest outdoorsman Tony Dean, describing himself as a lifelong Republican, is endorsing Obama in local radio ads in Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota claiming Hussein will protect guns for hunting and personal protection.
There’s got to be more to it for Dean to be lying so openly.